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ANZEA Online Session for Members: Evaluation matters-how evaluation differs (or not) from research

November 12, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Tena koutou, talofa lava, kia orana, fakaalofa atu, talofa ni, ni sa bula, mālō e lelei, and warm Pasifika greetings,

ANZEA with the support of our Wellington branch warmly invites our members to participate in this free online lunchtime event.


Evaluation matters
How evaluation differs (or not) from research

THURSDAY 12th NOVEMBER ⎢ 12:00 – 1:00 PM

This event supports ANZEA’s goal of strengthening the evaluation profession through better understanding the points of difference between research and evaluation and enablers for doing ‘good’ evaluation.

  • Understand a range of views about what distinguishes evaluation and research and why it matters.
  • Reflect on the extent to which our practice is evaluative.
  • Be able to access some additional resources (tools and ideas) that support good evaluation practice.

The session will be useful for emerging and established evaluators, researchers and their managers, policy and service development analysts and anyone involved in commissioning evaluation and/or using evaluation.

What this session covers:

Three evaluators with differing levels of evaluation experience will share their perspectives on the question and what they do to ensure their work is sufficiently evaluative. This is followed by facilitated chat room groups for participants to share their ‘take’ on the question and evaluation resources they value.

Our presenters

Christine Roseveare originally from a research background, ‘fell into’ programme evaluation. Christine has worked as an evaluator and an evaluation commissioner in two public sector organisations and a DHB. She now teaches evaluation at Massey University and at the University of Melbourne.

Rory Sudfelt completed his Graduate Certificate in Evaluation from the University of Melbourne while working as an analyst with ERO. He is now fully immersed in his newish evaluation role.

Dr Heather Nunns worked in evaluation, policy and operational policy roles in the public sector for over 20 years before becoming self-employed. Her recent PhD examines the practice of evaluative reasoning in the Aotearoa New Zealand public sector.

We hope you can join us from wherever you are for this free online session of connection and learning.

Register through Eventbrite by Wednesday 11th November 5pm.


November 12, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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